Oh, what a coincidence, that sounds great! :D Thanks also for this very positive feedback, I will have a look at the other GSoC student's work and prepare a proper draft of a blueprint to implement such a framework then. Is a link to a Google document appreciated for such purposes?
Thanks again, Armin On 07/03/2018 14:31:35, Werner LEMBERG <w...@gnu.org> wrote: Hello Armin! > I am a student at TU Wien (Vienna, Austria)... Aah, ich unterrichte zweimal die Woche in der Mühlgasse :-) > ... [I] found the idea of developing a testing framework - this > sounds like an amazing way for me to explore a new topic! Great! > Apart from that I pick up things and ideas very quickly and would, > should you accept my proposal in April, read into the concepts and > ideas of font rendering until May; I know a professor to ask about > this already. Good – and of course we could also meet face to face... > I would really love to be part of FreeType this summer but, due to > my lack of experience with font rendering in general, I wonder if > you think that I am a good fit to you? Lack of experience with fonts is not a problem, since you can essentially consider FreeType as a black box that you feed with test fonts on the one side, and comparing its output with a baseline on the other side. What we need is a comfortable tool that helps us quickly find rendering differences for various rendering and hinting modes. Last year, a GSoC student already started with preliminary support (which is far from finished) – see the `GSoC-2017-kushal' branch of FreeType's git repository. I think you could extend it further. Awaiting your draft proposal :-) Werner
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